"Open source software can help manage large software projects of
globally distributed, individual contributors with virtually no
management overhead. As open source blends more and more with the
commercial software industry, this property of the open source
phenomenon, which I will refer to as 'open source globalization,'
may have an even higher impact on engineering jobs than IT
offshoring. But this time, the news is not so bad for those who
embrace the change.
"Open source globalization, the open collaboration of globally
distributed software engineers working from their homes, will be
heavily adopted by most software (product) companies sooner or
later, because it represents a huge cost advantage over the
traditional model of collocated, closed source software